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Tablas Creek Vineyard Paso Robles Mourvedre 2013


Synopsis, Our Opinion: Unusual varietal that was both alluring and savory.

Producer/Winery: Tablas Creek Vineyard; Paso Robles, California.

Grape Variety: Mourvedre.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Adelaida District Paso Robles; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $30.00 (With a club members discount)

Purchased From: Tablas Creek Vineyard; Paso Robles, California.

Paired With: Pizza with rich homemade pesto sauce, BBQ chicken, onions and mozzarella cheese.

Tasting:

    Opened one hour before drinking. Just on the edge between clear and opaque, dark garnet color with a light purplish rim. Very aromatic with ripe dark fruit, damp earth and smoky aromas. Juicy fruit sweet, zealous, medium to full body and a 150-grip texture. Abundant tart cherry, blackberry, current and cardamon flavors. Brisk acidity, leathery tannins that really grow through a vehement peppery spice and sweet cardamon tasting finish. Soft and juicy through mid-palate, then a slight coarseness through the end. Unusual varietal that was both alluring and savory.

(Clockwise from left): Tablas Creek Vineyard founder Robert Haas, winemaker Neil Collins, Cesar Perrin, Francois Perrin and general manager Jason Haas at Tablas Creek. The vineyard is owned in partnership with the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel.
Photo from Tablas Creek Vineyard.

Comments: Learn more about Tablas Creek Vineyard and their wines.
See also: Other Tablas Creek Vineyard wines we have reviewed.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: 0 89419 25203 3

Imported by: Not applicable.